Baseball Tabbed No. 4 Seed at NCAA Championship; Opens vs. Augustana (S.D.) on Saturday (3 p.m.)

Baseball Tabbed No. 4 Seed at NCAA Championship; Opens vs. Augustana (S.D.) on Saturday (3 p.m.)

SNHU PENMEN WORLD SERIES CENTRAL | NCAA DIVISION II BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL | PRINTABLE BRACKET | INTERACTIVE BRACKET 

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Southern New Hampshire University baseball team has been slotted as the No. 4 seed for the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship and will play its first game Saturday, May 26 (3 p.m.) against fifth-seeded Augustana (S.D.) University at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, Stadium Field in Cary, N.C. 

The Penmen (39-15) are in the College World Series for the second time, having gone 1-2 during their first appearance in 2012. This will be the first meeting ever between SNHU and Augustana (48-9). The winner would play again Monday, May 28 (7 p.m.) versus the winner of top-seeded Florida Southern College (42-9-1) and No. 8 University of Southern Indiana (36-21), while the two losers would play in an elimination contest Monday at 3 p.m. The Penmen have also never faced Florida Southern or Southern Indiana.

The Vikings arrive for their first trip to Cary after winning the Central Region title for the first time. Augustana also won its second Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Championship earlier in the month. 

Tickets for the double-elimination tournament are $12 per day for adults, as well as $7 for children age 12 and under, and seniors aged 55 and over. An all-sessions pass is available for $32. All seating is general admission and there is no charge for children age 2 and under. Tickets can be purchased HERE or at the complex on game days. The box office and gates open 90 minutes prior to the first game of the day.

Southern New Hampshire earned its way to Cary by capturing its second NCAA East Region Championship on Monday, defeating St. Thomas Aquinas College, 6-0, to finish off a perfect 4-0 weekend after rolling through the winner's bracket for the first time under the current format.

A complete schedule and more information is available at the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship Central page by clicking HERE. For more specific info on Southern New Hampshire at the Baseball Championship, visit Penmen World Series Central by clicking HERE

NCAA Division II Baseball Championship (double elimination – at USA Baseball National Training Complex, Cary, N.C.)

Saturday, May 26
Game 1 – #4 Southern New Hampshire (39-15) vs. #5 Augustana (48-9) – 3 p.m.
Game 2 – #1 Florida Southern (42-9-1) vs. #8 Southern Indiana (36-21) – 7 p.m. 

Sunday, May 27
Game 3 – #3 UC San Diego (42-15) vs. #6 Texas A&M-Kingsville (41-15) – 3 p.m.
Game 4 – #2 Columbus State (45-13) vs. #7 Mercyhurst (36-13) – 7 p.m.

Monday, May 28
Game 5 – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 – 3 p.m.
Game 6 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 29
Game 7 – Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 – 3 p.m.
Game 8 – Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 – 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, May 30
Game 9 – Loser Game 6 vs. Winner Game 7 – 3 p.m.
Game 10 – Loser Game 8 vs. Winner Game 5 – 7 p.m. 

Thursday, May 31
Game 11 – Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9 – 3 p.m.
Game 12 – Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 10 – 7 p.m. 

Friday, June 1
If necessary game or Game 13 – 3 p.m.
If necessary game – 7 p.m. 

Saturday, June 2
Game 13 or Game 14 – 3 p.m.
Game 14 or Game 15 if necessary – 7 p.m.

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